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The Hotter $.55NL, A8s severely short stacked and card dead

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  • The Hotter $.55NL, A8s severely short stacked and card dead

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 0.55 Tournament, 1,500/3,000 Blinds 375 Ante (9 handed)
    MP3 (t28,439)
    CO (t4,771)
    Button (t46,399)
    SB (t52,804)
    BB (t12,252)
    UTG (t50,834)
    UTG+1 (t9,578)
    Hero (MP1) (t10,815)
    MP2 (t52,911)

    Hero's M: 1.37

    Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 8, A
    UTG raises to t6,300, 1 fold,

    Do I go all in (clearly I wont be stealing and will have go to showdown) or wait?
    Bracelet Winner

  • #2
    If the villain is loose and looking to steal the blinds at any opportunity, then moving all-in would be a good play as you might easily get it in good.

    However against a normal/unknown UTG range, A8s performs very badly with only a ~33% equity. In addition you've got lots of players still to act who might have you dominated.

    So I'd pass up this spot and hope to get something else that I can move all in with very quickly!


    • #3
      I was so card dead and blinds were getting close, so I fell in love with the hand and got very lucky. Basically I just decided it was time to gamble. I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind next time.
      Bracelet Winner



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